Catchup post #1 ahead!
Over the past month or so, we documented many fun family activities with a camera, but neglected to post about them here on the blog. We won't forget the happenings but thought we'd let our readers in on at least a few of those photos. These special times included, but were not limited to the following!
We had planned for quite awhile to try out a local Japanese steakhouse and thought the perfect time would be to celebrate with Dad for Father's Day. The experience was a first for many of us and was not only entertaining, but delicious. Thank you, Dad, for being a faithful and godly father with integrity, wisdom, kindness, (I could go on...).
Dusting off our rods and reels, we renewed our fishing licenses for some relaxing adventures by the water. We did actually catch something this time (Sarah was excited about her bluegills)! It was an enjoyable summer activity that we'll have to do again soon.
We traveled to attend a graduation celebration and recital in honor of two siblings. It was meaningful to hear of God's work in their lives up to this special milestone and have fellowship with the other family and friends present.
This has become sort of a family tradition on Memorial Day. We explored the terrain, found historical dates, and saw undiscovered areas of our county and beyond. This particular geocache had to do with Stonewall Jackson's cartographer Jedidiah Hotchkiss. Jonathan finally unearthed the cache at the base of a tree. We also searched for some more on July 4th but got no photos of the hunt. Anyone want to go with us next time or have your own stories to tell?
Photography Boot Camp
We participated in a photography weekend put on by the Hynes family, which included a morning canoe trip in which we glimpsed eagles, herons, and ospreys, amongst other varieties of water fowl. Plenty of opportunities for taking pictures of Virginia's natural beauty and developing our camera skills.
Coming next: Catch-up post #2-Inside the Veggie Garden